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Windows 7: Using Old Router to Access Printer

26 Jul 2016   #1
preynolds2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Using Old Router to Access Printer

problems...

I can't figure out how to use an old router to help my network access a printer.

Currently, I cannot connect my printer to the network... it sits too far away from the router.

I have read that I can use and old router and connect it to the printer, then, connect to that router wirelessly from the main network.


I have not found a set of instructions that will allow me to do this without 3rd party firmware... and of course, my old router is not compatible with tomato etc.

Any suggestions and or detailed instructions?

thanks


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27 Jul 2016   #2
preynolds2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone?
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28 Jul 2016   #3
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

What's the router make and model number?
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28 Jul 2016   #4
preynolds2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

It's a Linksys BEFSR41 v2
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29 Jul 2016   #5
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Do research on the printer whether it can use as network or not.
Even if there is a network point, it do not meant the printer is ready to use network.

I read about my printer which has a network point, BUT mine is not network ready.
But on another variant, same model series, it is network ready.
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29 Jul 2016   #6
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

It looks like the router has no wireless capabilities. here is the manual: http://downloads.linksys.com/downloa...3_UG_A-WEB.pdf

What printer do you have?
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29 Jul 2016   #7
preynolds2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My printer is a Dell 2155cn.
It is capable of wireless.. it just does not have the card.

I have previously had the printer wired to my router and setup as a network printer so everything could use the printer. Now, the printer is just too far away from the router.

The point of this post was if I could setup an old router as an access point, give it a static IP and point anything else in the house towards that IP to connect to the printer.
Such as from this guide.. Reuse an old router to bridge devices to your wireless network - CNET

But.. the old routers I have are not compatible with tomato or dd-wrt.
(side note that doesn't matter: I am currently using tomato on my router that I use for everything else.)

As far as the BEFSR41 not having wireless capabilities... that my fault. I wasn't paying attention. I have another "wireless" router I can use. (ex. Linksys ea9200).

I haven't found anything else that explains how to do this without using a 3rd party firmware.
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30 Jul 2016   #8
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Here is the user guide for that router:
Linksys Official Support - Linksys EA9200 AC3200 Tri-Band Smart Wi-Fi Wireless Router

What you need to do is configure the EA9200 as a WAP (wireless access point), plug the printer into it and wirelessly connect it to your main router. After looking online it doesn't look like you can use the EA9200 as a WAP.

Have a look at wireless bridge mode. I found this on the Linksys site.
Linksys Official Support - Setting up your Linksys Smart Wi-Fi Router to Bridge Mode using the Classic firmware
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30 Jul 2016   #9
preynolds2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks...
I will check that article out.
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02 Aug 2016   #10
revithasree

windows 7
 
 
suggestion of router

can you try the Cisco router it has the different router model.
eg some of the routers are listed below
C1921-3G-G-K9
Cisco3620 Router
C2801-SHDSL-V3/K9
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